Brian has been fly fishing since the age of three. Raised in Maine and Vermont, he literally grew up on the Battenkill and has traveled the world perfecting his trade. Brian has been guiding professionally since the age of thirteen. His favorite fishing partner has always been his dad, and the two have literally helped shape the course of fly fishing as a sport. Brian trades his fishing gear for camouflage in the Fall to serve as one of our most skilled hunting guides. In the Spring, he can be found sugaring in Vermont and spending time with his family in Maine at their hunting camp. He married Jess Phillip in May 2013 at the Ranch.
Originally from Tennessee, Dave’s passion for the great outdoors led him west to Colorado. Dave is truly a student of the fly fishing game. During the summer, his vast knowledge of trout, insects, water, equipment and technique make him an excellent teacher and coach. In the Fall, he guides hunts and takes advantage of as many outdoor activities as possible. After four years together, Dave and Lodge Manager Jenn are now officially hitched!
An Alabama native, Duncan has lived in Colorado since 1985 and fished all over the United States. Duncan’s quick wit and Southern drawl make him an entertaining fishing guide. In his time off, Duncan enjoys spending time with his wife and sons. During the winter months, Duncan throws on a red jacket and heads up the Ski Patrol on Mount Werner.
Gary has been a fly fishing guide at Three Forks Ranch for years, but has been fishing in the Yampa Valley since he moved to Steamboat Springs more than twenty years ago. When he’s away from water, which isn’t often, Gary coaches the winter biathlon team for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. When he’s not at the Ranch, Gary loves to spend time with his family camping, hiking and skiing.
Jeremiah (“J-Waugh”) grew up in the Black Hills of northeast Wyoming on his family’s ranch. A passionate outdoorsman, Jeremiah guides not only our fishing guests during the Summer but also our hunting guests in the Fall. His easy going nature makes Jeremiah an easy companion for guests exploring the Ranch.
A graduate of Dartmouth College with a degree in Psychology, Jess is a Colorado native who loves cross country and downhill skiing. She has been a ski guide at Three Forks Ranch since we began our winter program. She also happens to be one of our best CAT drivers. Jess loves to fly fish on the Little Snake River and she is fortunate to have an awesome tutor in her new husband Brian Lepage, whom she married in May 2013, right here at Three Forks Ranch!